Gertrude Klein Peirce Easby and Anna Lockhart Flanigen broke tradition and enrolled at Penn. At a time when Penn's provost deemed coeducation inadmissible, theirs was a bold move that forever changed the University of Pennsylvania.
On November 1 and 2, 2001,
over 1200 Penn alumnae, administrators, teachers, mothers, daughters,
and award-winners arrived on campus to honor these pioneering women
and the achievements of the 100,000 Penn alumnae who have followed them.
The celebration included panel discussions, the dedication of the Women's
Walkway and Generational Bridge, networking opportunities, and the chance
to reconnect with Penn friends and make new ones.
We have a come a long way, indeed. Join the Celebration!